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ART 210 — Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Jan 10—Mar 7
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 12
Units: 2
Tuition: $640
Instructor(s): Katie Hawkinson
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—9:30 pm (PT)
Jan 10—Mar 7
9 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 12
2 Units
Katie Hawkinson
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Appreciating abstract art often starts with the realization that abstract painting is born of the observed world and deals with many of the same elements as traditional painting. The difference is how these elements are translated and how they convey feelings, memories, and fundamental truths through treatments of color, shape, line, composition, and light, without literally illustrating narratives. In this course, we will learn to see and paint in new ways by pulling from our own real and imagined sources, and also by taking a look at the work of late 19th- and early 20th-century painters such as Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Hilma af Klint, Anni Albers, and others. We will focus on using water-based media such as acrylic and watercolor. This course will be valuable to any painter who has wanted to understand and paint in a modern aesthetic.

Some painting experience is recommended. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $75–$100 on these materials.

Artist; Instructor, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Katie Hawkinson has worked in a range of media and processes, including oil painting, egg tempera, drawing, and printmaking, in order to respond to the richness of the environment that inspires her. She has been teaching at Stanford Continuing Studies since 2007, and her work has been included in more than 50 exhibitions. Hawkinson received an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. Her work can be viewed at katiehawkinson.com.